This is a very simple, spicy and easy dish to prepare. We all love potatoes and in this dish I have combined potatoes with green beans which hopefully you have grown yourself. I have used French beans but runner beans should be fine too specially if you have a glut of runner beans in your veggie patch, by all means use them!
4 large potatoes (waxy not floury), sliced into rounds
About 200e-250 grams of beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons Panchporan (this is a mix of 5 whole spices and you can buy it in Asian shops, online or at Waitrose – click HERE for link to Waitrose)
½ teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons curry powder
Salt to taste
- Heat oil in the pan and add Panchporan
- Brown the spices on low heat and when the seeds begin to pop take off the heat and add all the spices, salt and the vegetables
- To this add a small amount of water, about 3 tablespoons, cover with a tight lid (preferably wrapped in a tea towel to keep the steam in) and cook on lowest heat for about 30 minutes.
- The potatoes and beans should be cooked in this time and quite dry